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Vintage Zippers

Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:05 am

Does anyone know of a good resource for them? Thanks.

Re: Vintage Zippers

Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:56 am

It's missing ALOT but here's one:

http://www.steelzipper.com/steel_zipper_vintage_clothing_zippers.html

It's fine that they don't have the more obscure 30s-50s brands (royal, swift, etc) but they really should have crown zippers and more lighting and talon variations as the shapes are sometimes helpful in dating.

Re: Vintage Zippers

Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:15 pm

Thank you sir.

Re: Vintage Zippers

Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:28 pm

Out of curiosity, are you researching a specific piece or just looking to update your reference book?

Re: Vintage Zippers

Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:58 pm

a blog entry which is a vintage clothing directory...work in progress

Re: Vintage Zippers

Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:36 pm

I think that thanks to trademark searches and patent dates zippers are one of the earier things to date.

I'd be interested to see if there's a site out there that details buttons over the years in terms of size, material (bakelite, etc), design (13 star, "eye slit") etc.

Re: Vintage Zippers

Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:22 pm

That is a great resource! I've never even thought of dating a piece of clothing by the zipper design.

Re: Vintage Zippers

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:19 am

Thanks for sharing the post, CRAZYBUBBA. I really liked the stuff. :)
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